Belizeans looking forward to UN Speech of Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington

Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016. 8:30 a.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: Belizeans at home and abroad are looking forward to the UN speech of Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington today, September 26, at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

This comes after Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, defamed and blatantly spread untruths about Belize during his speech at the UN Assembly last week.

Morales told the international community that Belize is the bad neighbor and that Guatemala is and has always been willing to resolve the territorial dispute but Belize has not been cooperative, and has not reciprocated his country’s willingness at a resolution.

Last week the Belize Progress Party (BPP) issued a press release condemning the remarks of the Guatemalan President.

“Despite the findings of the independent forensic investigation, which exonerated the Belize Defence Force in the killing of a Guatemalan minor who was illegally in Belizean territory, during the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales proceeded to blatantly spread untruths about that issue, as well as related matters,” the BPP release stated.

The BPP as well as Belizeans at home and abroad are hoping that the Foreign Minister will set the record straight during his speech today.




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2 Responses to Belizeans looking forward to UN Speech of Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington

  1. Nick H-S Reply

    September 26, 2016 at 3:56 am

    No doubt he explained in great detail why Belize has one of the higher rates of indigent poverty out of all the countries in South America and the Caribbean, yet one of the better per capita incomes in both regions. Go figure.

  2. Ivan Frank Roberts Reply

    October 16, 2016 at 10:12 am

    My fellow Belizeans. I do not like how Wilfred Elrington is handling our foreign Affairs. It give him credence by telling myself that he is fighting from a legal stand point and not the emotional position that all of us who do not agree with him are fighting from. He still has his head stuck in the ICJ position. This has me totally against him. Why go to ICJ to ask if our boundaries are what they are? when the very UN assembly has already accepted out boundaries as legal. There are numerous articles at the UN which were put in place to protect us from the very same issues we are fighting at this time with Guatemala. You are an attorney Sedie. Act like one and do the resourch. IF Morgan and Enriques can find the documents why is it so hard for you with the Attorney General and Sol Gen offices at your finger tips. No ICJ Mr. Elrington as long as we have those aricles available at the UN.

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